Northern Cypriot presidential election dates and Voting Live

Northern Cypriot presidential election dates and Voting Live

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Northern Cypriot presidential election dates and Voting Live 2020  
Northern Cypriot presidential election Dates 2020 
Northern Cypriot presidential Date: October 11, 2020   

Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Northern Cyprus on 11 October 2020. They were originally scheduled to take place on 26 April 2020, but they were postponed in March 2020 for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic. 


Northern Cypriot presidential election dates and Voting Live 2020  

The 2015 presidential election was held on 19 April, with a runoff the following week, on 26 April. In the first round of voting, the incumbent, UBP-backed President Derviş Eroğlu received 30,328 votes or slightly above 28% of the total. Mustafa Akıncı, a former MP for the TDP, came second with 27%, while Sibel Siber of the CTP and the independent candidate Kudret Özersay won 22.5% and 21% respectively. As a result, Eroğlu and Akıncı proceeded to a second round of voting on 26 April. Ultimately, Akıncı secured a landslide victory, securing 60.5% of the vote against 39.5% for Eroğlu. Akıncı was formally inaugurated as the fourth President of Northern Cyprus on 30 April 2015. 

Mehmet Ali Talat then challenged Prime Minister Yorgancıoğlu for the leadership of the CTP; this was owing in part to the poor performance of the party in the presidential race. Talat defeated the prime minister, triggering the latter's resignation. Since only MPs may serve in the Cabinet of Northern Cyprus, Talat did not become prime minister; the position ultimately went to Ömer Kalyoncu, who was sworn in on 16 July 2015. Kalyoncu formed a grand coalition of the CTP and the UBP, as opposed to the former CTP–DP constellation. His administration was short-lived, however; Hüseyin Özgürgün managed to establish a right-wing coalition on 16 April 2016, consisting of the DP of Serdar Denktaş—son of the TRNC's pater patriae, Rauf Denktaş—and the UBP. 


The Electoral system of Northern Cypriot  

The President is elected using the two-round system: as no candidate received a majority in the first round, a run-off was held seven days later. The role of the president is not symbolic: the President has a role in the executive branch of the government and represents Northern Cyprus in international politics, especially regarding the Cyprus dispute and the peace talks. 

Northern Cypriot election Party and candidate  

  • Mustafa Akıncı (Independent) 
  • Kudret Özersay (Independent) 
  • Tufan Erhürman (CTP) 
  • Ersin Tatar (UBP) 

Northern Cypriot Elections Results 

#To Be Announced 


Past Northern Cypriot Elections Results  

Candidate 

 

Party 

First-round 

 

Second round 

 

 

 

 

Votes 

Votes 

 

Mustafa Akıncı 

Independent 

29,030 

26.94 

67,035 

60.50 

 

Derviş Eroğlu 

Independent 

30,328 

28.15 

43,764 

39.50 

 

Sibel Siber 

Republican Turkish Party 

24,271 

22.53 

 

 

 

Kudret Özersay 

Independent 

22,895 

21.25 

 

 

 

Arif Salih Kırdağ 

Independent 

530 

0.49 

 

 

 

Mustafa Onurer 

Cyprus Socialist Party 

428 

0.40 

 

 

 

Mustafa Ulaş 

Independent 

259 

0.24 

 

 

Invalid/blank votes 

 

 

2,562 

– 

2,679 

– 

Total 

 

 

110,303 

100 

110,799 

100 

Registered voters/turnout 

 

 

176,916 

62.35 

176,980 

64.12 

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